The European Confederation of Care Home Organisations (E.C.H.O.), whose Central Office is located in Brussels,  pursues mainly the following objectives:

ECHO members provide residential care for independent and dependent elderly in care and nursing homes, day centres, services flats, dementia and rehabilitation centres, domiciliary care and telemedicine.

ECHO is composed of the national federations of Bulgaria, Belgium, England, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Poland, , Netherlands and is still growing.

Its members take care now of more than 1,5 million elderly and  employ 1,1  million staff people.